Help with V8 302 Issue

Discussion in 'Questions/Comments' started by Dyner68, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Dyner68

    Dyner68 Hydrodyner

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    Bloomington, MN
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    68 Hydrodyne/Ford 302 Interceptor/ Volvo 200 I/O
    Dear marine engine experts:

    I have an original 68 Dyne with a V8 Ford 302 Interceptor On my distributor, I'm getting a misfire from a spark arching between one of my plug wires and just one of the metal clips that holds my distributor cap to the distributor. Before you throw out obvious suggestions that I have a cracked cap or wire, I have ordered and replaced the cap, the rotor, and all of the plug wires. If I cram a thick piece of insulating rubber between the clip and the wire, the misfiring problem goes away. I'm not an experienced engine guy--anything else it could be?
     
  2. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    77 Dyne 18 I/O converted to Outboard
    bad wire, even if new.
     

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